An ACU education is an investment and one we want to help you afford and earn because a degree will never lose its value. We stand behind the value offered in our premier Christian liberal arts education, ranked as a top university by U.S. News & World Report. More than 90% of ACU students receive one or more types of aid. You can estimate your cost of attendance with our net price calculator.


We rely on the support of alumni, donors, churches, foundations, and corporations to make ACU affordable for you. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, athletic, or music ability and do not need be repaid.


Grants are need-based financial aid determined by the FAFSA and awarded by the government that do not have to be repaid.


Loans are financial aid that must be repaid after you graduate and are determined by the FAFSA.

Estimated Annual Expenses 2020-2021

Fee Semester Annual
Tuition $13,750 $27,500
University Service Fee $692 $1,384
Room* $2,752 $5,504
Meals** $2,660 $5,320
Estimated Total Cost $19,854 $39,708

*Cost is an average. Multiple housing options available.
**Cost is an average. Multiple meal plan options available.
Additional fees may be assessed due to Athletic, Class or Music requirements

Housing 2020-2021

Res Hall Class designation Rate per semester
Freedom/Liberty – Single Freshmen $3,150
Freedom/Liberty – Double Freshmen $2,750
Patriot – Double Freshmen $2,150
Independence – Single Upperclass $3,150
Constitution – Single Upperclass $2,150
Constitution – Double Upperclass $1,950
Constitution – Double (Apartment) Upperclass $2,450

Meal Plan Requirements

A resident meal plan is required for all students living on-campus and a commuter meal plan is required for all students approved to live off campus.

Resident meal plan rates per semester:

14 meal plan + $125 Flex Dollars: $2,660
19 meal plan + $100 Flex Dollars:
Commuter meal plan: $300

Office of Financial Aid

Arizona Christian University
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 489-5300

[email protected]